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Research stuff - how do you store it?

If I've asked this before please ignore me. Put it down to age. But, how do you keep your research and family tree information 'straight'?

I started back in the 1980s when it was paper only so I have a paper archive. I try to keep a file for each family name but have gone into files for areas/villages/counties too - you can't help being interested in the place where it all happened, can you. ...
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Manchester 1851 census.

As a lot of people know, quite a bit of the Manchester 1851 census books were damaged by water and weren't readable. After getting microfiche transcriptions years ago, they were eventually scanned and rescanned a few years ago using ultraviolet light, I still couldn't find them no matter how I squinted or held them at arms length....

But I could never find James Hassall,25, a Shoemaker and his wife Ellen,26, though I knew they were ...
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Royal Artillery Tracer Cards

It seems to me that the release of these records are almost certainly inconsistent (contravene) with the Data Protection Act, given that The National Archives are applying a 100-year-old closure from the dates of birth in the Prisoner of War cards (WO 416).
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Remembrance Day

Contrary to what has been said on the home page of the WDYTYA Magazine website, Sunday 10 November is not Remembrance Day but Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Day has always been on the 11th November.
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TNA: charging for access

The recent release of a file at The National Archives by the Lord Chancellor's Office (LCO 67/95) about a plan to charge researchers for access to records in the 1990s. Charges had been abolished in 1961 and suggestions by the Treasury to institute charges as part of an efficiency review. It was suggested that readers' tickets could be charged at £10 or £50 a year of £3 a day and up to £200 per year. ...
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Merchant Seaman

The 1915 List produced by The National Archives has errors either by spellings in 1915 or by not correcting errors to make them searchable, e.g. Boston (USA) is in Massachusetts not any other spelling. It is now the 'standard' TNA use, see also the WO 416 (Prisoner of War) descriptions.
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Looking for Family Connections

Trying to find people who are also also looking into there family background. Any ideas how I can go about this. I can add via a reply surnames and areas I'm connected to if any one on here are also researching them

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Do You Put Them Right?

Do you ever look at other family trees in places like Ancestry and see terrible mistakes and lots of incorrect facts? :evil: What do you do? Do you get in touch and suggest changes or just leave it alone?
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Probate indexes

I received an e-mail from Find My Past to say they now had the indexes up to 2019, which they do. It does to me raise an issue whether people dealing with probate know that FMP will put the information online almost immediately, it would imply that FMP are part of HM Courts and Tribunal Service.
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1939 Register

FMP have now changed the search facility, now you have to sign up. Null points for FMP.
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